Sec. 25-16. Unnecessary noise in the operation of motor vehicles.
(a) No vehicle shall be loaded with materials likely to create loud noises by striking together, without using every reasonable effort to deaden the noise.
(b) The use in, upon or attached to any motor vehicle operating on any street of the city, of any radio, phonograph, musical instrument, bell, whistle, loudspeaker, amplifier or device of any kind whatsoever whereby sound therefrom is broadcast from such vehicle is prohibited. The provisions of this paragraph shall not apply to motor vehicles driven in a duly authorized parade or to law enforcement or emergency vehicles.
(c) It shall be unlawful for any person in operating a motor vehicle within the city to create in the operation thereof any unreasonably loud, disturbing or unnecessary noise. In operating a motor vehicle the following acts, among others, are declared to create loud, disturbing and unnecessary noises in violation of this section, but such enumeration shall not be deemed to be exclusive, namely:
(1) The use of a motor vehicle so out of repair as to cause thereby loud and unnecessary grating, grinding, rattling or any of such noises, or any other unnecessary noise.
(2) The practice of unnecessarily racing the motor of a motor vehicle while standing or moving thereby causing unnecessary noise from such motor.
(3) The practice of unnecessarily retarding the spark to the motor and thereby causing unnecessary, loud and explosive noise from the motor.
(4) In starting off a motor vehicle from a standing position, the practice of gaining speed unnecessarily quickly and thereby causing unnecessary and loud noise from the motor.
(5) The practice of coming to an unreasonably quick stop with a motor vehicle and thereby causing unnecessary grinding of brakes and screeching of tires, or either of such noises. (Code 1959, § 20-30)
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